Charity collection licence
You must obtain a permit from the council to carry out charitable collections. All collectors should have a copy of the permit on their person, which they can produce if asked. It is an offence to collect money without a valid permit.
Charity street collections
Applications for a street collection permit should be made at least 28 days before the collection date, and a return form must be submitted within one month of the date of the collection.
House to house collections
House to house collectors can be defined as people calling at houses asking for donations at the door, sometimes leaving an envelope to be collected later. Applications should be made at least 28 days before the collection date, and a return form must be submitted within one month of the completion of the collection.
Will tacit consent apply?
Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period, provided the application was correctly made.